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Rotation, Magnetic Activity, and Mass Loss of Sun-Like Stars

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  • UserSean Matt (University of Exeter)
  • ClockWednesday 11 May 2016, 14:30-15:30
  • HousePhysics West 117.

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An enormous amount of what we know about the universe and our own place on Earth depends on our understanding of stars. Yet, even for the most familiar stars, there are still major unsolved questions related to rotation, magnetic activity, and mass loss. I will discuss an emerging self-consistent picture that links all of these processes together and to the overall evolution of Sun-like and low-mass stars. This progress is due to large and diverse new datasets, advances in physical models for the loss of angular momentum (which itself depends upon magnetism and mass loss), and the incorporation of these models into long-term stellar evolution calculations.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Talks Series series.

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